16 April 2020 – Removed requirement for foreign aid charities to partially self-fund in order to receive development support

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change; Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: In order to be eligible to receive funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), charities need to self-fund up to 10 percent of the funds they can receive. This is normally done through collecting donations via volunteers asking for contributions on the street.

Since the Covid-19 crisis is limiting these organisations’ ability to solicit donations physically, the requirement to self-fund to be eligible to receive funds from SIDA has been temporarily removed up to 31 December 2020.
Full details here: https://www.regeringen.se/pressmeddelanden/2020/04/krav-pa-egeninsats-for-civilsamhallesorganisationer-upphavs-tillfalligt-pa-grund-av-covid-19/